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Orthodox Christian, g33k, ham radio operator, musician, etc. This profile does not reflect my real age ;)


Aug
10
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What is the true name of our creator?
Aug
8
comment What is the meaning of “calculate” in Revelation 13:18?
The OP wrote: "Please note: The question is not about the significance of the number itself or what it might refer to in the past, present or future. Please avoid any speculation, doctrinally-specific interpretations, and wild tangents."
Aug
8
comment If all flesh will be resurrected, will dinosaurs be resurrected?
It's a crap question, but not a bad answer. I gave you an upvote to neutralize whoever downvoted.
Aug
7
comment What implications does the expression “giving in marriage” have for the existence of sexuality after the ressurection?
I've made an edit to focus this on the question asked and to remove the 'preachy' tangential content not related to the question asked. Our focus here is on understanding the text in its original linguistic, historical, and literary context - not how it applies to religious followers today.
Aug
7
comment What implications does the expression “giving in marriage” have for the existence of sexuality after the ressurection?
Hello Brian and welcome to BH.SE. Please take our site tour. and check out what makes us different from other sites that study the Bible.. Notably, I've edited this to remove the tangential content that has nothing to do with answering the question but rather 'preaches' to Christians. We ask that answers are descriptive rather than prescriptive and do not assume that readers are Christians (we welcome all perspectives here).
Aug
7
revised What implications does the expression “giving in marriage” have for the existence of sexuality after the ressurection?
removed tangential content
Aug
7
comment What is Paul “giving his body over” to in 1 Corinthians 13:3?
Could you elaborate more? Perhaps cite a critical text's footnotes on this, propose which reading is likely better and why (discuss the internal and external evidence for each), and elaborate more. As it stands, this is a helpful comment, not an answer.
Aug
7
revised Did Jesus call God YHWH?
added 25 characters in body
Aug
7
comment Did Jesus call God YHWH?
See also What language did Jesus commonly speak?
Aug
7
comment Was baptism practiced by first-century Jews?
Here is the second question. Also note that questions here must be related to a text. I've added a text for you. Testing the claims of a book about the text is fine so long as the specific text is also provided.
Aug
7
asked Did Jesus call God YHWH?
Aug
7
revised Was baptism practiced by first-century Jews?
added text, separated questions
Aug
7
comment Was baptism practiced by first-century Jews?
These are two separate questions. Also, it needs to be related to a text. I've edited this accordingly and am posting the second part as a new question.
Aug
6
comment Was Haman an Agagite?
Could you please elaborate more? As it stands this is a comment.
Aug
1
comment Does Paul believe that God sandbagged the Jews with a law they couldn't keep?
excellent edit! It is much better than my edit. Thank you and +1
Aug
1
comment Does Paul believe that God sandbagged the Jews with a law they couldn't keep?
Thanks and welcome to BH.SE! Be sure to also take our site tour if you haven't yet, and also read about what makes us different from other sites that study the Bible.
Aug
1
revised Does Paul believe that God sandbagged the Jews with a law they couldn't keep?
edited to remove prescriptive language
Aug
1
comment Does Paul believe that God sandbagged the Jews with a law they couldn't keep?
I've edited this to make it use descriptive language. Please do so in the future. Also note that our focus is on the original audience and context. Going from a question about the original context of a passage (i.e. discussing an exhortation made to the audience of antiquity) to what you should personally do in your life is a shift from description to prescription.
Aug
1
comment Does Paul believe that God sandbagged the Jews with a law they couldn't keep?
Hey Tom, this is a good answer, but please keep in mind that this is not a Christian site, and as such, we ask that you use descriptive language rather than prescriptive language.. Specifically, your use of the first person plural (us/our) in your bullet points and second person elsewhere includes the reader in your audience and presumes they are Christian, which is not the case for all your readers.
Jul
31
comment Was the text of Matthew 28:19 changed?
@FrankLuke if it's a complete answer now, go for it. You can always add extra frosting later. If you feel it is incomplete but it's still substantial, post it with a disclaimer that you intend to finish it soon.